An attorney and her client who conspired to evade a court order by shipping 18 violins out of state on the eve of trial have been ordered to pay more than $40,000 in costs and fees to the plaintiff.

Southern District Judge John S. Martin Jr., angered by outright falsehoods in testimony and stonewalling by the pair, as well as a second attorney, made that ruling in Bartel v. Renard, 96 Civ. 6463.

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